The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Critics are the men who have failed in literature and art.
We're not trying to change the world; just music.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Singers come and go, but if you're a good actor, you can last a long time
I think another thing is that we don't really want exclusivity. We accept that it is in the artist's interest to be on sale in every place where they sell music.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside
To play without passion is inexcusable!